Persell Middle School Raises Awareness For Organ Donor Need

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JAMESTOWN – A former Persell Middle School student, who is awaiting a heart transplant, is making it his mission to raise awareness to the need of organ donors.

The Middle School recently joined the “Stand Tall With Cody” movement by wearing red to school.

Students not only wore red to show their support, but also raised $250 and created cards for Cody wishing him a quick recovery.

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New York State DMV reports only 28 percent of New Yorkers are registered to donate organs.

Those interested in joining the program can learn more at the state’s organ donor webpage and registration on-line at or

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